Jamshedpur v Odisha Match Report, 12/12/2018

2 - 1
T. Cahill (29)
F. Choudhary (61)
L. Chhangte (24)
JRD Tata Sports Complex
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Jamshedpur Delhi Dynamos
Delhi Dynamos continue to remain winless after their 11th game of the season but were shockingly denied a clear spotkick...

Jamshedpur FC beat Delhi Dynamos 2-1 in match 55 of Indian Super League (ISL) season five on Wednesday at the JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur.

Lallianzuala Chhangte gave Delhi the lead in the 24th minute which was cancelled out by Tim Cahill in the 29th minute. Farukh Choudhary’s world-class strike in the 61st minute handed the home side three points.

Cesar Ferrando made three changes in Jamshedpur starting lineup which managed a 1-1 draw in Kochi. Pratik Chowdhary, Dhanachandra Singh and Farukh Choudhary came in place of Malsawmzuala, Mobashir Rahman and Michael Soosairaj.

Josep Gombau changed four players in the Delhi XI which went down 4-2 against Mumbai a week back. Rana Gharami, Mohammad Dhot, Vinti Rai and Andrija Kaludjerovic replaced Pritam Kotal, Martin Crespi, Bikramjit Singh and Nandhakumar Sekar.

Adria Carmona came very close to scoring the opening goal for Delhi in just the first minute of the match. The attacking midfielder exchanged a one-two with Rene Mihelic before launching a pile driver at the goal but the ball hit the crossbar and went out.

Lallianzuala Chhangte broke the deadlock in the 24th minute. Mihelic squared the ball for Chhangte inside the box and the Indian winger found the back of the net with aplomb.

But Jamshedpur's response was strong as Tim Cahill scored the equaliser within five minutes with a header from Carlos Calvo’s cross into the centre of the box from the right flank.

Jamshedpur took the lead for the first time in the match at the hour-mark when Farukh Choudhary found the back of the net with a brilliant strike. After a melee inside the box from Calvo’s corner, the young winger pounced onto a headed clearance by Marcos Tebar and made no mistake with a neat shot from the edge of the box. 

The visiting team were denied a clear spot-kick in the 70th minute when Robin Gurung handled the ball inside the penalty box while trying to defend against Nandhakumar Sekar. Referee Pranjal Banerjee completely missed the handball. 

Delhi worked their socks off to find an equaliser but their lack of finishing prowess prevented them from coming back into the match.